Mae Taeng | Other
Just 1.5 hours drive away from the busy streets of Chiang Mai you can find yourself amongst lush green valleys and mountain tracks. There are a number of minority tribe communities still living in these parts. One such tribe is the Lisu people that have managed to hold onto their cultural origins whilst also benefiting from their involvement in an exceptional responsible tourism project.
An integral part of a community-based project that aims to conserve the natural heritage of the hill tribes of northern Thailand, the award winning Lisu Lodge, opened in the 1990's, plays a big part in not only the preservation of the Lisu people's heritage but also making it accessible to the outside world in a controlled and responsible manner.
The lodge, staffed by Lisu people, offers comfortable accommodation in a truly authentic style whilst keeping one eye on the necessity for a few western-style comforts. Set in three traditional style Lisu houses, with a large communal area for eating and socialising, rooms are basic but perfectly comfortable and of adequate size with comparatively good private en suite facilities.
There is also a small 'Lahu Outpost Lodge' for trekkers wanting to participate in the more adventurous itineraries.
We SaySpending a night at the Lahu Outpost really is the icing on the cake - this is one of the finest trekking experiences I've had after visiting Thailand regularly for over 15 years.
Mae Taeng, Nr Chiang Mai
- Your Accommodation
- 24 Rooms
- Room fans
- Eating & Drinking
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Light adventure opportunities
- Traditional massage
- Bicycles available